Comparative Analysis Problem: Amazon vs. Wal-Mart Stores, writing homework help

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Purpose of Assignment

The purpose of this assignment is to evaluate the inventory section of two companies using basic comparative analysis, and to interpret the data to gain insight about the company's inventory management.

Assignment Steps

Resources: Financial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision Making

Write a 1,050-word comparative analysis using the financial statements of Amazon.com, Inc. presented in Appendix D, and the financial statements for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., presented in Appendix E, including the following:

  • Compute these 2014 values for each company based on the information in the financial statements:
    • Inventory turnover (Use cost of sales and inventories)
    • Days of inventory
  • Conclusions concerning the management of the inventory can you draw from this data.

Show work on Excel® spreadsheet and submit with analysis.


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nancyW
School: Carnegie Mellon University

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BUSINESS AND FINANCE

Comparative Analysis Using Financial Statement
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BUSINESS AND FINANCE

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Introduction
Financial statements are a very crucial part of any business operation. They clearly avail
the financial position of any particular business entity, which can be used for further analysis by
both shareholders and stakeholders. The stakeholders would realize the areas to put much strength
and will also be in a position of knowing when to call for a celebration due to success. For
shareholders and other investors, they act as good tools for knowing whether to invest and reinvest
in a particular business. Financial statements are good comparison tools between various business
entities, they show the full financial conditions, which makes it possible to identify the best
forming company given similar economic conditions (Lusardi, & Mitchell, 2014). Similarly, the
article is going to do a full comparison on the performance of Amazon.com, Inc. and Wal-Mart
Store, Inc. and in the end, there is going to be a conclusion of the best performing organization.
The conclusion will incorporate the inventory analysis for both organizations, where there is going
to be a comparison in inventory turnover ratio between the two companies. This will be furthered
to the calculation of inventory day, and decision rules for investment followed accordingly to
arrive at the right sufficient condition.
The financial statements comparison
Commencing with the income statement, the ...

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